ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. -- The G.O.P.'s newly-formed Romney-Ryan ticket is targeting Sunshine State voters this week.
Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney named Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate on Saturday.
Romney chose Ryan from a field of potential candidates that included Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio issued a statement Saturday after it was announced that Romney chose Ryan.
"Throughout his life, Mitt Romney has made great decisions, and choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is a truly inspired choice," said Rubio.
"The Romney-Ryan ticket is going to win in November because it offers the American people visionary leadership to recapture the free enterprise spirit that has empowered countless Americans to build businesses from scratch and live the American dream. I'm excited about the visionary change a Romney-Ryan team will bring to Washington, and I look forward to campaigning with them this fall," said Rubio.
Ryan currently serves as chairman of the House Budget Committee and regarded as a fiscal conservative.
The two spent the weekend on a bus tour of the battleground states of Virginia and North Carolina. Romney will continue on to Florida Monday while Ryan campaigns in Iowa.
Romney's first event will be Monday morning at Flagler College in St. Augustine. A midday campaign stop in Orlando was cancelled late Sunday.
By Monday evening, Romney will be in West Miami for a Victory event at the popular Cuban restaurant Palacio De Los Jugos.